I know I’m quite a bit late to the Legend of Zelda party, but we got a Nintendo Switch on Friday and I have barely stopped playing it. We ordered Breath of the Wild ages ago; we knew that getting a switch was not easy, and if we saw it we would have to immediately snatch it up. With that, we didn’t want the hassle of having to find the game then, we wanted to have that ready to go.
I’ve put about 25 hours into the game since Friday. It doesn’t seem like much, especially when my friend was talking about the 70+ hours he has put into it, but it’s an open world, and there is so much to explore. Heck, yesterday I intentionally went in the opposite direction of any of my quests because it looked cool over there.
So, in this Zelda game, Link has been asleep for 100 years. Zelda is fighting Calamity Ganon with the hope of restoring peace to Hyrule, but she can’t do it alone. Link must find, and correct the 4 Divine Beasts (they’ve been possessed by CG and are now making the lives of those around them incredibly difficult), and then help her defeat Calamity Ganon. It’s no small task, and no small world in which to do it.
Now, this is my first Zelda game. Ever. So without the boyfriend, I had no idea about the massive changes between this and other Zelda games, other than this is nonlinear. According to him (and Game Grumps) this game is worlds apart from every other LoZ game out there, and it’s a great thing.
I have only fought one Divine Beast, and not even half of my map is visible, but oh my goodness do I love this game. I love that I have weapons that make it so I can pick off enemies from a distance, and that there is almost always a fire to avoid enemies at night with. The Shrines are puzzles, some of which are a serious struggle to complete, but are incredibly fun regardless. Though I won’t give too much away, I had to get out a pen & pad of paper for 2 Shrines. It was weird and wonderful.
I know this isn’t much of a review, but I am just so dang pumped about this game. I’m trying to consume it in every way possible; I’m following along with Arin’s play through for Game Grumps, and I’ve listened to a couple other folks start to play it. Spoilers isn’t quite what I’m looking for, I just want to see which path everyone takes, what weird things they’re finding (there’s a Bard I’ve run into a couple times and I love him), and just hear how much they enjoy it also. I can not get enough of it, and if you’re playing, please feel free to tell me about your experiences!
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